Agriculture Minister Assylzhan Mamytbekov against a single exporter of grain to global markets
Agriculture Minister Assylzhan Mamytbekov. ©Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Agriculture Minister Assylzhan Mamytbekov does not share the opinion of Majilis deputy Romin Madinov that Kazakhstan needs a single exporter of grain to global markets. “Other countries are abandoning this practice. There was a monopoly for grain export in Canada. Now they are also abandoning this practice”, he said. According to him, “it’s far better for the market to regulate the situation”. Earlier the same day Majilis deputy Romin Madinov had suggested introducing a single exporter of Kazakhstan’s grain to global markets. According to Kazakhstan’s Agriculture Ministry, grain harvest (net weight) is estimated at 22-23 million tons. Starting from November Kazakhstan will boost grain exports to 1-1.2 million tons a month.